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IMPORTANT POINTERS:

  • Click on the title of the artwork for larger images.
  • Every one must answer whether their assigned artwork is an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art
  • In your responses to other students, make sure you demonstrate your understanding of each principle of design and the themes/concepts of the artwork being discussed. Elaborate and BE SPECIFIC.
  • Ask questions or make further observations about the principle of design/themes/concepts and the artwork.  Make specific references to the artwork.
  • Remember to be kind & respectful.

PROMPTS:

  1. Ron Mueck, Infant, 2000, sculpture
    1. Is Ron Mueck’s 2006 sculpture, A Girl,  an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is the difference between SCALE & PROPORTION in the visual arts?
    3. Discuss Mueck’s use of SCALE & PROPORTION in his sculpture.
    4. Discuss the themes you identify in Mueck’s sculpture? Support your answer by making specific references to the sculpture.
  2. Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1908-1915
    1. Is Gustave Klimt’s 1911 oil painting, Death and Life, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is meant by the BALANCE of an artwork?
    3. How is Klimt’s painting BALANCED? Explain your reasoning.
    4. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Klimt’s Death and Life.  Support your answer by making specific references to the painting.
  3. Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, oil painting
    1. Is Edward Hopper’s 1942 oil painting, Nighthawks, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art? Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is CONTRAST in the visual arts?
    3. Describe how Edward Hopper uses contrast in Nighthawks (1942). Remember to consider all types of contrast (among all of the visual elements).
    4. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Hopper’s Nighthawks. Support your answer by making specific references to the painting.
  4. Andy Warhol, Thirty Are Better Than One, 1963
    1. Is Andy Warhol’s 1963 silkscreen print, Thirty Are Better Than One, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is REPETITION in the visual arts?
    3. What is RHYTHM in the visual arts?
    4. What is PATTERN in the visual arts?
    5. Is this artwork an example of rhythm or pattern? Explain your reasoning
    6. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Warhol’s Thirty Are Better Than One. Support your answer by making specific references to the painting.
  5. Lucian Freud, Naked Man, Back View, 1991-1992
    1. Is Lucien Freud’s 1992-1992 oil painting, Naked Man, Back View, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is EMPHASIS in visual art?
    3. What is being emphasized in Freud’s painting? Which visual elements and/or principles of design did he subordinate or allow to dominate in order to create this effect.
    4. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Freud’s Naked Man, Back View. Explain & support your answer using specific references to the painting.
  6. Fransciso Goya, 3rd of May, 1808, 1818, oil painting
    1. Is Franciso Goya’s 1814 painting, The 3rd of May, 1808, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is meant by MOVEMENT & DIRECTIONAL FORCE in the visual arts?
    3. Discuss the concept of MOVEMENT & DIRECTIONAL FORCE in Goya’s painting.  In what ways does Goya imply movement?  How does Goya use directional force?  Why does he use directional force?
    4. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Goya’s The 3rd of May, 1808. Support your answer using specific references to the painting.
  7. Odjig Harmony in the Universe 1986 oil painting
    1. Is Daphne Odjig’s 1986 painting,Harmony in the Universe, an example of Representation Art, Abstracted Art, or Non-Representational Art?  Explain your reasoning.
    2. What is VARIETY in the visual arts?
    3. Discuss Odjig’s use of VARIETY in her painting.
    4. Is the painting a good example of UNITY?  Why?
    5. Discuss the theme(s) you identify in Odjig’s Harmony in the Universe. Support your answer using specific references to the painting.